The place to start lubrication best practice is with site storage
COSHH cabinets are an important storage facility when it comes to hazardous chemical and lubricant control.
The client we are helping at the moment was concerned about an upcoming external audit but had no resource to address the storage and control of these substances, so Uptime Consultant spent a day coming off the project we were working on to sort out the situation.
This work included removing all the paints, chemicals and other risky items and re-cycling them as hazardous waste.
We then went through the MSDS (Manufacturers Safety Data Sheet) file and made sure it reflected the stocked items, working with our contacts at INTERFLON we made sure the correct specification sheets were being applied.
Also added were the Oil Safe dispensers to further control with colour coding, this is reflected in the clients spec' sheet that I produced located in the master maintenance document and laminated on this COSHH cabinet door.
Some 'engineering' items remain that we have located in another cabinet with a smaller Yellow COSHH cabinet on the way.
This work will save the client many lost points when the audit does take place whilst putting best practice into action so that the Lubricants and Cleaners are no only out of harms way but controlled when it comes to application.
The next stage is to run a half day training session with the engineers and operators to them them correct application and inform them of what 'good' looks like.